Chinese Dragon “in Wrong Place at Wrong Time”

Chinese dragon “in wrong place at wrong time” according to an article in Science Daily 1 August 2018, about a discovery also reported in National Geographic 24 July 2018, BBC News 25 July 2018 and Nature Communications, 24 July 2018 doi: 10.1038/s41467-018-05128-1. Palaeontologists have found the fossil of a sauropod dinosaur in the Ningxia Autonomous […]

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Fossils Made in a Day

Fossils made in a day, claim scientists in articles in Science (AAAS) News 14 August 2018 and Palaeontology 25 July 2018 doi: 10.1111/pala.12386. Some fossils of animals and birds include outlines of soft tissues, such as skin and feathers, as well as preserved bones.  As part of research into the preservation of soft tissues two […]

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Fish on Beach

Back Flip Caused Fish to Evolve

Back flip caused fish to evolve, according an article in Nature News and Science (AAAS) News 15 February 2018. In 2014 Steven Balbus of Oxford University UK claimed that the moon was 10% closer to the earth 400 million years ago and this would have resulted in larger tides, which would have left fish stranded […]

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Coral Atoll Tuvalu

Tuvalu Islands Growing, Not Sinking

Tuvalu islands are growing, not sinking, according to reports in, PhysOrg 9 February 2018, and Science Alerts 15 February 2018, and Nature Communications doi:10.1038/s41467-018-02954-1, 9 February 2018. Tuvalu is one of many small Pacific Island nations that have been predicted to be swallowed up by rising sea levels caused by man-made global warming.  A team […]

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Volcanic Eruption

Worldwide Undersea Volcanos Killed Dinosaurs

Worldwide undersea volcanos killed dinosaurs, according to articles in ScienceDaily and Telegraph 7 February 2018, and Science Advances doi: 10.1126/sciadv.aao2994, 7 February 2018. The demise of dinosaurs is currently blamed on Chicxulub meteorite impact and massive volcanic activity in a region of central India known as the Deccan Traps. Joseph Byrnes and Leif Karlstrom, geologists […]

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Algae in Pond

Algal Explosion Got Us Here

Algal explosion got us here, according to articles in ScienceDaily 16 August, and ABC News and BBC News 17 August 2017, and Nature, doi: 10.1038/nature23457, Published online 16 August 2017. Scientists at Australian National University claim to have solved the mystery of how the first animals appeared on earth, and therefore how we got here. […]

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Shifting Winds Release Ocean Carbon Dioxide

Shifting winds release ocean carbon dioxide, according to a report in ScienceDaily, 13 March 2009. Many scientists believe the dramatic climate shift involved in ending the last ice age, usually dated as being around 17,000 years ago, occurred due a change in the earth’s orbit. Ice core records show an increase in atmospheric carbon dioxide […]

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Sea Level Scepticism

Sea level scepticism reported in After viewing an Australian Museum display of the changing coastline around Sydney Piers Akerman, writing for the Sunday Telegraph, claims “climate doomsayers are all at sea”. According to the Museum, 18,000 years ago the coastline was 15 km (9.3 miles) to the east and 120 metres (394ft) below the […]

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Sale Reveals Darwin’s Geology

Sale reveals Darwin’s geology, reports The Herald, May 17, 2006 as an original edition of Charles Darwin’s On the Origin of Species, goes on sale for 45,000 pounds at an event in London during June. The book has been scrawled on and defaced by one of his peers, the leading Scottish geologist Sir Roderick Impey […]

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Rock Layers Challenge Asteroid Theory

Rock layers challenge asteroid theory, according to report in ScienceDaily 28April 2009. The popular belief that dinosaurs (and many other plants and animals) suddenly died out after an asteroid crashed into earth 65 million years ago has been challenged by scientists. The asteroid impact is claimed to have marked the end of the Cretaceous period […]

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